Delaware River Report / Conditions August 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017 Comments Off by

Yesterday seemed a lot like the day before with a few less clouds.  Some river sections had decent olives, cahill / stenos, some golden drakes, some yellow drakes, and sulphurs.  The fish were happy and rising- very picky but happy.  The definitely got less picky towards dark so keep you sinner patterns ready.  The flows did drop back a bit more and everything looks normal this morning. There was a bit of color on the lower West Branch yesterday so some people were throwing streamers with mixed results.  If you want to nymph stay below Hale Eddy due to the algae in Deposit.   We’ve had most of our success on smaller flies. while nymphing but it pays to change it up if something isn’t working.  We have some awesome weather today with air temps reaching 70 degrees today and dropping into the mid 40’s overnight.  Some sun, some clouds, and winds under 10 mph.

 

a dry fly eater from last night

a dry fly eater from last night

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Golden Drake – 12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer Sulphurs, Stenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Tricos – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes
White Flies – #12-2xl – Ephoron lukon
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 518 cfs
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 692 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 300 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 544 cfs
62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,470 cfs
64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 225 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 245 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.3%

 

 

 

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